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Old 09-29-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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We have been using Sling for over a year, and we like it quite a bit. If you are a T-Mobile customer, there is a promo where you can get the basic service for $14 per month.
It's only live tv, though, right? You have to get a DVR if you want to watch on your own schedule? I'm assuming that you still have to deal with commercials?

Interesting that Sling is one of the only providers where you can buy ESPN almost ala carte. I don't watch sports, but I know others who would freak if they lost ESPN.

Anyway, I would be interested in hearing more. Especially if anyone has tried Sling vs. Hulu premium here in Vegas.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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It's only live tv, though, right? You have to get a DVR if you want to watch on your own schedule? I'm assuming that you still have to deal with commercials?

Interesting that Sling is one of the only providers where you can buy ESPN almost ala carte. I don't watch sports, but I know others who would freak if they lost ESPN.

Anyway, I would be interested in hearing more. Especially if anyone has tried Sling vs. Hulu premium here in Vegas.
I tried Sling for awhile and had a few issues with the streaming on their end. There is no PVR functionality but most of the programming was available on demand from 3 to 7 days from the air date. A lot of Sling customers are now ditching it for Sony Vue that seems to better in the streaming and is cheaper. I have Hulu premium and it does not provide live programming or channel selection. You are offered the content Hulu has procured from different content providers. I pretty much exist on OTA along with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Now.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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I tried Sling for awhile and had a few issues with the streaming on their end. There is no PVR functionality but most of the programming was available on demand from 3 to 7 days from the air date. A lot of Sling customers are now ditching it for Sony Vue that seems to better in the streaming and is cheaper. I have Hulu premium and it does not provide live programming or channel selection. You are offered the content Hulu has procured from different content providers. I pretty much exist on OTA along with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Now.
Thanks, Dex. I've been curious. I just have Netflix.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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Curious if anyone has called and complained about the rate increase that just went into effect? $77.99 for 50 meg down is insane to me.

I called when they did the price increase this year in Feb that was bringing it to $73.99. I asked them to switch me down to 5 meg down and they offered to add a $10/month credit for 12 months if I stayed on 50 meg down. That'll be expiring soon though.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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What are the options on the internet?
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:09 PM
 
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What are the options on the internet?
Depends where you live. My options are Cox (have currently) $99/mo for 300Mbps down/30up. Centurylink Max 25Mbps down (No thanks), or Dish which is too slow with a terrible ping to even consider.

Up the road 2 miles, there is a bunch of Centurylink fiber installed delivering 1000Mbps Down / 1000Mbps Up. Not close enough for me to get it though. =(

Cox was in the news last year promising gigabit speeds to all of Las Vegas by the end of 2016, looks like that isn't happening. I even have a 32 channel modem capable of 1.4Gbps down, but Cox won't enable enough channels yet for that.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I believe Centurylink DSL is $35/month with a two-year contract, with "up to" 40Mbps down. Hard to justify $78/month year-round for a vacation house which gets used three or four months a year. If I could get 25Mbps on Centurylink I think I'd switch. Based on where I think the DSLAM is located, 40Mbps down should be possible.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Depends where you live. My options are Cox (have currently) $99/mo for 300Mbps down/30up. Centurylink Max 25Mbps down (No thanks), or Dish which is too slow with a terrible ping to even consider.

Up the road 2 miles, there is a bunch of Centurylink fiber installed delivering 1000Mbps Down / 1000Mbps Up. Not close enough for me to get it though. =(

Cox was in the news last year promising gigabit speeds to all of Las Vegas by the end of 2016, looks like that isn't happening. I even have a 32 channel modem capable of 1.4Gbps down, but Cox won't enable enough channels yet for that.
how can you tell if you can get century link gigabit?

supposedly cox are going docsis 3.1 and upgrading a lot of their network to fiber from 2017-2020, which should yield gigabit speeds... but yeah, can't really trust their promises
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:39 PM
 
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how can you tell if you can get century link gigabit?

supposedly cox are going docsis 3.1 and upgrading a lot of their network to fiber from 2017-2020, which should yield gigabit speeds... but yeah, can't really trust their promises
You have to call their sales line to see. I signed up on their website to be notified when it was available, but they notified me 3 times it was available; I called to get it and they tried to sell me 25 Mbps service each time. 😐
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:04 PM
 
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You have to call their sales line to see. I signed up on their website to be notified when it was available, but they notified me 3 times it was available; I called to get it and they tried to sell me 25 Mbps service each time. 😐
They don't offer 25mbps
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